JFSR: New Special Issue, Volume 34, Issue 1!
We are happy to announce the arrival of the newest issue of JFSR: Volume 34, Number 1 (Spring 2018).
This is a special issue dedicated to trans and queer scholarship, dialogue, and teaching. It contains a literature review essay on trans* studies in religion, an Across Generations conversation with Dr. Virginia Ramey Mollenkott, a roundtable on transfeminist religious studies, poetry, and a special section on queering the curriculum.
The editors of the JFSR apologize for a grave error that recurs throughout volume 34, number 1. References to trans women and trans men were edited to read transwomen and transmen. We recognize that for many readers this appellation is deeply insulting as it implies that such persons are not fully women or men but a separate category altogether. This alteration is doubly disturbing as this issue marked an effort to take responsibility for a history of destructive transphobia on the part of feminist scholars of religion and to forge new connections between feminist, womanist, queer and trans theories and methods in the study of religion.
We hope that you enjoy this issue!